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Sanjay Kumar Singh Appointed As I & PR Dept Secretary

Bhubaneswar:17/6/22: In a bureaucratic reshuffle in the IAS level, the Odisha Government today appointed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Singh as Principal Secretary of the Information & Public Relations (I & PR) Department.

“Sanjay Kumar Singh, Commissioner, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation with an additional charge of Vice-Chairman, Bhubaneswar Development Authority; CEO, Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited and MD, Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) is appointed as Principal Secretary to Government, I & PR Department,” a notification issued by the General Administration and Public Grievance Department of the State Government said.

He is allowed to remain in an additional charge of Vice-Chairman, Bhubaneswar Development Authority and CMD, Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited in addition to his own duties, the notification said.

In another reshuffle, Yamini Sarangi, Managing Director, Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited with additional charge of Commissioner, Food Safety, Odisha has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty, General Administration and Public Grievance Department.

“The post of Officer on Special Duty is declared equivalent in status and responsibility to the post of Additional Secretary to Government provided in the IAS Cadre of the State,” the notification added.

In a massive administrative reshuffle, the Odisha Government had yesterday posted Ganjam collector Vijay Amruta Kulange as Commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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